When confronted by the New York Police Department during the violent citywide riots, the leader of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and 10 other potential supporters were arrested.
Walter “Hawk” Newsome, president of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, was at West 24th Street and 10th Avenue near the High Line in Chelsea at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 1, the New York Post reported on Nov. 2.
The riots were directed against the caravans of followers of President Donald Trump, who were crossing the area.
Newsome and his group did not obey police directions to disperse, and some of those who claimed to be journalists were not carrying credentials as such.
Black Lives Matter agitators have been involved in most of the violent riots that have left death and destruction in many U.S. cities in recent months.
While the riots began on May 25, with the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody, the political motives behind the riots are clear.
On the one hand, their founders are Marxists as they themselves declared, and on the other hand, they have become strong supporters of the radical left agenda promoted by the Democratic Party.
At least for Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the unrest must continue even after the election, to implement her leftist agenda.
She made that clear in an interview with leftist talk show host Stephen Colbert, when she praised the BLM movement and said they will not stop after the election and said they should not either.
In fact, one of the most recent disasters caused by BLM was the burning of a Vietnamese Baptist church in Philadelphia on Oct. 28, apparently for no reason.
“A Vietnamese Baptist church was burned down in Philadelphia last night. The pastor says a chemical accelerant was poured on the roof and set the building on fire. Video of the aftermath of the fire. (Baptist Resource Network FB video),” tweeted user @KittyLists.
A Vietnamese Baptist church was burned in Philadelphia last night. The Pastor says they poured a chemical accelerant on the roof and set fire to the building. Video of the aftermath of the fire. (video from Baptist Resource Network FB) pic.twitter.com/CTHGo7lENX
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 29, 2020
Violence broke out in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, an African American who was shot by police after refusing to drop the knife in his hand in a confusing episode on Oct. 26.